Oklahoma State University
205 4-H Youth Development, Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-5390 (405)744-6522 – fax
Dear 4-H Volunteer/Parent,
I, Karla Knoepfli, Assistant Extension Specialist 4-H Volunteer Development at Oklahoma State University invited you to participate in a brief survey regarding your level of comfort with core information regarding 4-H Youth Development efforts. Participation is requested because you have been involved in two or more volunteer continuing education lessons part of Unit 1 - This is 4-H.
Please review the following information and ask any questions before choosing to participate in the survey.
The Study: The purpose of this survey is to determine your perceived level of understanding prior to and after participating in a series of 2-4 lessons from 4-H Volunteer Core Competencies, Unit 1 – This is 4-H. Volunteer responses will be compiled to determine knowledge, skills, and behavioral changes that may have resulted from participation in the programs. The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete – via hardcopy administered on site or on line via Qualtric.
Risks and Benefits: There are no known risks associated with this project which are greater than those ordinarily encountered in daily life. There are no direct benefits or tangible rewards for participating in the study.
Voluntary Participation: Participation is completely voluntary – feel free not to do the survey, skip any questions or stop at any time. The decision to participate/not to participate will not affect a current or future relationship with Oklahoma State University or the Oklahoma 4-H program.
Confidentiality: Survey records will be kept private and are not tied back to any one individual. Research records will be stored securely and only researchers (state and district staff) and individuals (county educators) responsible for research oversight will have access to any written results summarizing group findings.
The consent process and data collection will be observed by research oversight staff responsible for safeguarding the rights and wellbeing of people who participate in research.
Opting Out: Participation is voluntary and you may opt out simply by not completing the survey.
Contacts : The survey will be administered by the OSU Cooperative Extension Educator(s) in your county under the supervision of the State 4-H Office. You may ask the local staff any questions or you can reach me, Karla Knoepfli, MS, at (405) 744-5394 or firstname.lastname@example.org or 205 4-H Youth Development, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078. If you have questions about your rights as a research volunteer, you may contact Dr. Shelia Kennison, IRB Chair, 219 Cordell North, Stillwater, OK 74078, 405-744-3377 or email@example.com (IRB Survey # AG13-3).
Participant Rights: I understand that my participation is voluntary, that there is no penalty for refusal to participate.
Assistant Extension Specialist
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service